When pets have surgery, veterinarians use anesthesia. This help ensure that pets remain calm throughout the procedure, which lowers the risk of errors or complications. Whether you need to spay or neuter your pet or have another procedure done, they’ll most likely be under anesthesia. At Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, we know how nervous pet owners might be about the use of anesthesia. Our animal hospital is here to help.
When Pet Anesthesia Is Needed
Many types of pet surgery require the use of general anesthesia so pets stay calm and don’t experience a lot of pain. These can include routine or common procedures, such as spraying and neutering, dental cleanings, and other dental procedures and complex surgical procedures. You can always ask a vet on our team if general anesthesia is needed for your pet’s procedure to learn more about why it’s required.
Is Pet Anesthesia Safe?
The use of general anesthesia is considered safe for many pets. Anesthesia, however, might not be safe for some pets, such as senior pets with heart problems or other serious health conditions. It is generally safe for most other pets as long as they are not allergic. A veterinarian on our veterinary team will determine if general anesthesia is safe to use on your pet based on his age, health, and other factors. If your pet is under anesthesia for a procedure, our veterinary team will keep a close eye on his vital signs so that he is kept safe.
When Does Pet Anesthesia Wear Off?
Anesthesia can take anywhere some time to fully wear off, depending on the type of pet you have and the type of anesthesia used. Once it wears off, your pet might seem sleepy or groggy for a while. He might also not want to eat much at first. We can let you know what else to expect after pet anesthesia.
Get Spay and Neuter from a Vet on Our Veterinarian Team
If your pets need neutering, spaying, or another type of surgery, contact us at Westside Animal Hospital, serving Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 574-5000 for an appointment. A vet on our veterinarian team can neuter, spay, or perform another procedure on your pets while ensuring their safety. A “veterinarian near me” at our animal hospital is here to help.